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The Best Spots to Visit in Galle – A holiday to remember

Are you looking to head to Galle for the weekend? Galle is truly an all-inclusive destination. Apart from the sun, sea and sand, there's so much more to explore. Keep reading to find out!


Galle Dutch Fort

Holding a lot of historical and cultural significance, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one for the books! Now converted into quaint alleyways brimming with unique souvenirs and items, Galle fort will keep you occupied for hours. There are plenty of fancy restaurants, ice cream vendors and bars to visit while you're here. In fact, if you're on the lookout for holiday tokens to take back home, this is the perfect destination. Galle Fort holds a great deal of historical importance as well, so this trip can also be a history lesson! The best part is it's quite easy to get to from properties like KK beach!


National Museum

While we're on the topic of history, here's your chance to visit the national museum located on Church Street, within the walls of Galle Fort. This is the perfect opportunity to learn all about the rich history of Galle and how it came to be what it is today. The museum is open from 9 in the morning till 6 in the evening, and entrance fees are quite affordable!


Unawatuna Beach

Since you're so close to the beach, it's only acceptable that you make a trip or two to Galle's stunning beaches! Unawatuna beach, a few minutes from Galle City Centre, is the ideal relaxation spot. Although the waves here are not perfect for surfing, it makes for a great swimming location. For those who want to explore underwater life, you can head to Jungle Beach, which is a hidden beach located a short walk away. There are plenty of opportunities to snorkel and embark on other equally interesting water activities.


Galle Lighthouse

When you visit Galle tourist places, take some time to also get a glimpse of the hard-to-miss Galle lighthouse! Located within Galle Fort, you can walk along the ramparts of the lighthouse. Don't forget to take your camera as this spot is perfect for those holiday photos. You will also come across a number of cliff jumpers on the side, who jump from the walls of the fort into the deep blue sea for a small fee. Better yet, if you stay awhile, you might just catch the stunning sunset.


Galle Fort Cricket Ground

If you're a cricket aficionado, then you're in for a treat! Galle is home to one of Sri Lanka's renowned cricket stadiums, where several international and local matches are played. If you time your holiday right, you just might be able to watch a cricket match live. However, do keep in mind that tickets for international matches get sold out pretty fast, so it is best that you buy them in advance so that you don't miss out on any matches!